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Trigger automation rule by transition instead of status

Hi all, 

At my client we like to achieve the following with an automation rule:

We would like to trigger an automation rule based on a self-transition in the workflow. In this case we would like to create a story from a bug, using a self-transition.

For example:


  • Status: To Do
    • Self-transition: 'Create a Story'
  • Status: Intake
    • Self-transition: 'Create a Story'

This created a workflow button on the top of a bug.

When clicking the 'Create a Story' transition button we would like to trigger an automation rule that will create a new story and link it to the bug.


The automation rule is configured as follows:


This causes the following behaviour:

When the bug in status 'To Do' and you click the 'To Do' workflow status again. It creates a story and links it. We only want to create a story when the 'Create a Story' transition is being used.

Do you guys have any clue on how to configure this?


Thanks in advance!



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Hi @Sander Voskuilen -- Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

Your advanced compare is referencing a specific status value's workflow transition in changelog, but I do not believe that is possible yet. They have information at the field level only.  And so those expressions may be evaluating null to null, and so always passing.

There is an automation suggestion to support triggering on specific workflow transitions:

A work-around would be to set a field value on that transition in workflow, possibly using a marketplace addon for scripting, and then test for that value in a condition.

Kind regards,

Hi @Bill Sheboy ,

Thanks for reply and mentioning the codebarrel request. I will look into this!

For now I used the workaround to hide the current status the issue is in via a JSU option: value field listed in this article at the bottom: Is there any way to hide current trasition In All-... (

This way the To Do and Intake status is not visible and this solves my 'problem'.


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